(Las Vegas) – Vegas PBS announced today that Sandi Wachtel has been appointed Ready To Learn Project Facilitator for the television station. In her new position, Wachtel will be responsible for facilitating Ready To Learn outreach programs and activities, including family workshops focusing on literacy, health, and mathematics in public and private schools and in the community.
Wachtel has seventeen years of experience in early literacy, family literacy and community program management. She has taught every grade from preschool to college, most recently serving as a middle school learning strategist before joining Vegas PBS. In her education career, she was selected to present for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) conference on developmentally appropriate practice and integrating art and literacy in the home. The design of the class was inspired by her personal research on the positive effects developmentally appropriate practice during the Pre-K years has on later literacy achievement.
Wachtel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Production, a Master’s Degree in Literacy and Technology and an elementary teaching endorsement.
About Vegas PBS
Dedicated to enriching the lives of those who call Southern Nevada home, Vegas PBS Channel 10 is America’s most watched PBS station on a per capita basis. Five additional channels are available over the air or on cable and satellite including Create, Vme, Worldview, Rewind and Jackpot.
Vegas PBS expands its television broadcast impact through supplemental materials on Vegas PBS.org, PBSKids.org, PBSKidsGO.org, PBSParents.org and PBSParents.org. Vegas PBS also offers extensive online distance education for workforce development and economic diversification through Vegas Virtual Online Education.
Vegas PBS also provides educational resources to teachers including TeacherLine professional development courses; One Place, an educational media service and online curriculum service. Ready To Learn offers literary and health workshops based on curriculum materials in daytime children’s programs.